Jonathan Schoop

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Jonathan Schoop
Jonathan Schoop on September 26, 2013.jpg
Schoop with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – No. 6
Second baseman
Born: (1991-10-16) October 16, 1991 (age 23)
Willemstad, Curaçao
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 2013 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through April 17, 2015)
Batting average .214
Hits 106
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 53
Teams

Jonathan Rufino Jezus Schoop (/skp/ skohp;[1] born October 16, 1991) is a Curaçaoan professional baseball second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Before he became a major leaguer, he played in the 2003 and 2004 little league world series for Curaçao. Schoop was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent in 2008. In 2011, Schoop along with Manny Machado represented the Orioles at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.[2] He was awarded the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, given to the best player in the Orioles minor league system.[3][4]

Schoop played for the Netherlands national baseball team at the 2012 European Baseball Championship.[5]

Prior to the 2012 season, Schoop was ranked by Baseball America as the Orioles third best prospect and the 82nd best overall.[6][7]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

2013[edit]

Schoop was recalled by the Orioles from the Triple-A Norfolk Tides on September 3, 2013.[8]

In his first major league at-bat on September 25, 2013, Schoop hit a single off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers. Two at-bats later, he hit his first career home run off Kyle Drabek, with a distance measured at 430 feet. He finished the game 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, a walk, and 3 runs scored.[9] In 5 Major League games, Schoop finished the year with 4 hits, a home run and an RBI.

2014[edit]

On April 9, 2014, Schoop hit the second home run of his career off of Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka, a towering 3 run shot over the left field foul pole at Yankee Stadium helping the Orioles to a 5-4 victory. In 137 games of 2014, Schoop batted .209 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI. With the Orioles finishing 96-66, the team clinched their first regular season AL East championship since 1997.

2015[edit]

On April 11, 2015, Schoop hit his first career grand slam, off of Toronto Blue Jays reliever, Todd Redmond. [10] During a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 17, 2015, Schoop sustained a partially torn PCL and sprained MCL, which forced the Orioles to place him on the disabled list.[11]

Personal Life[edit]

His brother, Sharlon Schoop, currently plays for the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' double-a affiliate.

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